Summerlicious 2010: July 9 to July 25

Sixty-four restaurants are participating in this event, with three-course lunches priced at and dinners (also three courses) at the usual $15, $20 and $25 for lunch and $25, $35 and $45 for dinner.  This will take place for two weeks, starting next Friday, July 9 and ending on July 25.  Reservations have already started, and the […]

An Old Fashioned Experience at Avenue Diner

Cynthia Cheng Most diners in the city don’t live up to the nostalgic, old fashioned goodness of the Avenue Diner on Davenport and Avenue Road.  A small shop with very few tables and a counter, the restaurant has been around since the 1940s.  Only open for breakfast and lunch, the menu choices are very much […]

Dessert Trends Prix Fixe Dinner

Cynthia Cheng I last reviewed Dessert Trends Bistro as a brunch/lunch place last month and skipped over the dessert.  I recently returned to the restaurant for dinner to try their prix fixe menu.  The meal, which costs either $25 or $35, depending on the main course one orders, actually has a much larger selection than any similar […]

It’s Not Just Sweets at Dessert Trends’ DT Bistro

Cynthia Cheng Located on Harbord Street, between Spadina and Bathurst is the DT Bistro, the restaurant that sweets shop, Dessert Trends operates.  Offering much more than just desserts, this restaurant is an ideal place for a nice, weekend brunch.  At my last visit, I ordered a lemon dill egg scramble with cheddar cheese served over […]

W Burger Bar @ Yonge and College

Cynthia Cheng        (From top left to bottom right: beef burger; 50/50 fries and sweet potato fries; turkey burger; veggies & dip) One of the newest gourmet burger places in the city is W Burger Bar, which replaced Greek Island restaurant on College, just west of Yonge.  Unlike other gourmet joints in the city, […]

Almost Time For Winterlicious 2010!

Cynthia Cheng Winterlicious (January 29 to February 11) is almost upon us.  Menus and participating restuarants have been available online for about two weeks, and now and will be taking reservations from the general public starting on January 14.  Prices are $15, $20 or $25 for lunch and $25, $35 or $45 for dinner.  Many old […]

Brunch at Breakfast Restaurants in Toronto

Cynthia Cheng My fiance and I have a tradition.  We always celebrate a long weekend with brunch on the extra day off.  There are several places which we’ve gone to, and we have a few favourites (and a few not-so-favourites).  Many of the restaurants we go to are places which are traditionally breakfast and lunch […]

Summerlicious starts TODAY!

Foodies all over the city are excited for Summerlicious, which starts today at 150 restaurants across the city.  Like past _____liciouses (Toronto also has Winterlicious, held in February of each year), diners are able to choose from $15, $20 or $35 three-course lunches or $25, $35 or $45 three-course dinners.  Many of the regulars are […]

International Cuisine: Denmark

Logan Niles While driving cross country from Germany to Jutland, Denmark  it’s hard to imagine that pork is the main stay of the Danish diet. With nary a pig in sight amidst the wild lilac bushes, horse pastures, Lego Land and the constant whirl of electricity producing windmills, Denmark leads the industry in green wind […]

Flexitarians: Some think it’s crazy, others love it

Last week, Prospere Magazine asked: Recently, many magazines, newspapers, blogs, etc…have discussed the so-called “flexitarian,” someone who is a vegetarian most of the time, but eats meat occasionally. Are you a flexitarian? 31.3% said that they’re flexitarians because while they realize that a vegetarian/vegan diet is better, they can’t completely give up meat.  Another 31.3% […]